This project, The Under-Represented, is a culmination of reading, writing, and learning. During my time as a graduate student, both through my studies, professors, and fellow students, I have come to the realization that our industry may not be reaching its full potential, and in consequence, may be excluding some of the greatest voices ever known. Through my research, I have found many of those excluded are the female voice. The role of women in the publishing industry, both as writers and businesswomen, is something that has long been undervalued. By exploring both the past and present, including education, industry, and influential figures, the history of publishing as a predominantly white male industry will be developed and the female voice will gain a stronger role and appreciation.